Bald Hills Olive Grove
Extra virgin olive oil, table olives, oil infusions, home-made dressings, tapenade and dukka
Bald Hills Olive Grove is located on 33 acres near Laratinga Creek in the Adelaide Hills, which Robert and Anama Rees purchased on a whim in the late 1980s. The Rees’ felt it was an opportunity just too charming to pass up. Rob and Anama realised South Australia’s Mediterranean climate was perfect for growing olives, so in 1998 they planted around 400 trees. The grove now has over 600 trees including Frantoio, Pendolino and Kalamata varieties. The grove is farmed using minimal spray organic practices and hand picking.
The infused and traditional oils have a refreshing peppery, grassy taste. The olives are cold pressed extracting only pure extra virgin olive oil available in flagons, 750ml or 250ml bottles. In addition you can discover preserved olives, tapenades and hummus.
Robert’s son farms lentils and chickpeas on Kangaroo Island. With a rich flavour and heartily texture, these legumes are a great staple and perfect in curries and soups.
Find Bald Hills Olive Grove outside at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market every Sunday.